Jess Cee just sent me the second illustration and I LOVE it, so I’m going to share it here with a little excerpt. This one shows our Jessica with her best friend Ashley making plans to solve the mystery.
Mrs. Rachel was right about the theater being a family. This theater, anyway. And if there was anything going on that could hurt the theater, Jessica needed to find out what it was.
She made a sudden decision.
“I want you to try out for Charlotte’s Web.”
“Me?” Ashley shook her long, brown hair out of her face. “I don’t act. That’s your thing.”
“Yeah, but I need a friend there. Somebody who can help me figure this all out. I’m going to be busy if I get the part of Charlotte. I’ll have multiple solos, and I may not be able to get back into the box office very easily. I may need someone to…to run interference.”
Jessica used the last phrase with pride. She’d read it once in a detective novel. And that’s the part Jessica was playing right now. She was a detective.